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Business Bootcamps to help new companies grow

SEMLEP’s Velocity business support programme is funding and organising three two day Business Bootcamps for owners of businesses which have been trading for less than 18 months.

These ‘Bootcamps’, designed to help fledging companies equip themselves with the skills, tools and confidence to grow, are taking place in May, June and July at the Milton Keynes College Bletchley Campus and are open to new businesses based in the South East Midlands.

Who Should Attend

Owners of new businesses who have been trading for less than 18 months and feel their company should really be performing better than it is.

You will learn how to:

• Plan, finance and sustain your business 
• Enhance your personal effectiveness 
• Sell yourself effectively to funders, customers and staff 
• Make the most of digital marketing and social media 
• Become a perfect employer 

Venue and Dates 

To participate in this free programme, you will need to attend a two-day workshop, each running from 9am to 5pm, at the Bletchley Campus of Milton Keynes College on one of the following dates: 

  • 26th–27th May 2015 
  • 29th -30th June 2015  
  • 13th -14th July 2015  

You will receive ongoing support from a Velocity business adviser to put into practice what you learn in the workshops and will be expected to do at least 30 hours of self-study over the course of two to four weeks. 

To attend you must:

• Have less than 250 staff 
• Be based in one of the following local authority areas: Aylesbury Vale, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Cherwell, Corby, Daventry, Kettering, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton or South Northamptonshire 
• Have been trading (i.e. have sales under its belt) and for less than 18 months 
• Be aged 19 or over.


To find out more call 0300 01234 35 or email enquiries@VelocityBusinessSupport.com

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